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    Professional dog walkers on the MUP, walking five...

    Professional dog walkers on the MUP, walking five or more leashed dogs at once. Really?

    Haters who always post comments to news stories involving cyclists. I'll click on a story about a cyclist...
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    I've been biking for twenty years, with a few...

    I've been biking for twenty years, with a few years off due to injury. I was hit by a car once (a police car suddenly turned on the sirens as I was riding through an intersection, turned right and...
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    I love the Terry Butterfly with Ti rails. I...

    I love the Terry Butterfly with Ti rails. I don't think I will ever use a different saddle. Not sure if you would want a saddle marketed to women, though. I bought my saddle used and three years...
  4. It seems like many European countries are ahead...

    It seems like many European countries are ahead of the game, while the U.S. lags far behind...

    I recently heard a prediction that our oceans might be too acidic to support fish and other animals...
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    Your pedals look like road pedals. Personally, I...

    Your pedals look like road pedals. Personally, I wouldn't want to commute on those.

    When I bought a road bike recently, they tried to talk me into road pedals, but I reminded them I was also...
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    I just noticed that Topeak sells a twinhead...

    I just noticed that Topeak sells a twinhead replacement - you can get one for about $26 on Amazon. I just ordered one, hopefully that will help. It seems kind of pricy - the replacement valve is...
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    I have a Joe Blow floor pump with a dual head...

    I have a Joe Blow floor pump with a dual head that is about two years old and it seals okay on shrader valves, but seals poorly on presta. I have thought about getting a new one, but it seems...
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    Poll: Many reasons - I like biking, good for the...

    Many reasons - I like biking, good for the environment, get my exercise in (too much sitting at my day job), saves money, etc.

    Some of the great things about biking are how versatile, liberating...
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    Nice video, thanks for sharing. I know someone...

    Nice video, thanks for sharing. I know someone who grew up in the Netherlands and now lives in California. I asked about her perception of the difference in bike culture and she said the...
  10. Thread: Helmet Hair

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    This is funny, very 1950's ish... Most of the...

    This is funny, very 1950's ish... Most of the women I know have graduate degrees and work 60+ hours a week and they have husbands who are stay at home dads, work from home artists, musicians, etc.
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    No lights on the morning commute (usually between...

    No lights on the morning commute (usually between 8:30 and 9:30am) and a rear light on steady during evening / dusk commute (between 6:30 and 7:30 ish). I do have some reflective elements on...
  12. Thanks for the amusing thread! I sympathize,...

    Thanks for the amusing thread! I sympathize, though, I have terrible eyesight and astigmatism. I used to wear contacts, but none are comfortable now and I am stuck with glasses. Not a candidate...
  13. Sorry to hear about your condition. I've...

    Sorry to hear about your condition.

    I've noticed that I seem to grow a bit more conservative in my approach to cycling as I get older. I think one of the key issues is to work out what you...
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    Is there a bike advocacy organization in your...

    Is there a bike advocacy organization in your area? It might be worth talking with someone there. Some of our local bike advocacy groups work with the Safe Routes to School program to create safe...
  15. I really like the armadillo elite tires. I have...

    I really like the armadillo elite tires. I have them in 28mm. I have had a couple sets or armadillo's over the years, road and mtb. I did find that the mtb version performed poorly for mountain...
  16. Thanks for posting this, the map is really...

    Thanks for posting this, the map is really interesting.
  17. I would add a desired quality for best road...

    I would add a desired quality for best road cycling place: minimal negativity toward cyclists.

    The SF bay area meets many of your requirements - scenic, mix of flats and hills, moderate...
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    Bike commuting to work has me cycling twice a day...

    Bike commuting to work has me cycling twice a day at least a few days a week. I wind up biking fast in the morning and a bit slower on the way home. One thing that is hard for me is to properly...
  19. I bought a bike at a shop that is over an hour...

    I bought a bike at a shop that is over an hour away without traffic. I would have gone farther if I needed to. I did go back a couple times to swap stems out and once for a tune up. I just called...
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    My old helmet wasn't that heavy, but I've been...

    My old helmet wasn't that heavy, but I've been trying to rule out various things to reduce neck stiffness. I think the lighter helmet helped, though it didn't make a huge difference. I also got a...
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    The main thing I was looking for in the last...

    The main thing I was looking for in the last helmet I got was lightness, to reduce the stiff neck I sometimes get from cycling.
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    Too bad it rained in the SF bay area on bike to...

    Too bad it rained in the SF bay area on bike to work day : (

    I don't work on Thursdays and it seems that bike to work day has been on a Thursday for at least a few years now. I also saw signs...
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    I always carry a mini-pump, spare tube and patch...

    I always carry a mini-pump, spare tube and patch kit. I've been debating about also carrying a cartridge in case I get a flat on my way to work to make the change faster, but I blew through a few...
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    I use a backpack - a Camelbak that is...

    I use a backpack - a Camelbak that is women-specific (without the water bladder). The upper chest strap on the women-specific Camelbaks are great, they are placed higher than the ones on the rest of...
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    I rarely ever get honked at. Once in awhile at a...

    I rarely ever get honked at. Once in awhile at a stoplight, I'll be behind a car that doesn't realize the light turned green. Then, the car behind me will honk, which is fine with me as I have no...
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